September 20, 2022 at 2:35 pm
The witnesses and deponents, most of them general officers linked to the Security House of the President of the Republic, did not respond to the request made by the 3rd criminal section of the Luanda District Court, which requested, weeks ago, the Supreme Court (TS ) the notification of the general officers so that they can make statements to the District Court of Luanda, court of first instance, since they, as generals, enjoy a special status that obliges this procedure.
In view of the absence of witnesses and deponents, the Luanda District Court suspended the hearing this Tuesday, and again asked the Supreme Court to notify the general officers so that they appear next Monday, the 26th.
From the witnesses and the deponents enrolled in the process, the names of the generals, Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior “Kopelipa”, Sequeira João Lourenço, Alfredo Tyaunda, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira, João Chindande, and Inocêncio Yoba, Luís Simão Ernesto and José João stand out. Maua”.
Meanwhile, , learned from a court source that Generals Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior “Kopelipa” and Sequeira João Lourenço (brother of the President of the Republic João Lourenço), will be heard in court as deponents.
The names of Generals Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior “Kopelipa” and Sequeira João Lourenço have been pronounced by the defendants at trial, being the principals of the Presidency’s Security House and who were aware of the practices in the UGP and in the Security House.
Last week, the court ended its interrogation of the defendants involved in the case, whose central figure is Major “millionaire” Pedro Lussaty.
In view of the absence of the general officers, who dictated the suspension of the session since Tuesday, the Luanda District Court has scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 21, the continuation of the trial with some deponents who do not enjoy special status.
The defendants are accused of crimes of embezzlement, criminal association, undue receipt of advantages, economic participation in business and abuse of power, as well as fraud in the transport or transfer of currency abroad, illegal currency trade, forgery of documents, money laundering and false identity.